Dover Book with CD-ROM

Text Box with description of Book

Jeff Menges has compiled a nice variety of pirate art and illustration,s and ships. Some are humorous, some scary, and some quite delightful. There are villains who capture the ladies, and heroes who save them; 190 images in all, in color and black and white, certain to satisfy your pirate art needs.

If there is one big criticism I have of this set, it is that there isn't enough information given on the artwork. I can understand lack of labels on the black and white drawings, but many of these are full-blown paintings done by such masters as Howard Pyle. On the back page of the book, the artists are listed, followed by the numbers corresponding to the image in the book/CD-ROM. Therefore, if you find a particular painting and want to know its creator, you have to look through all the numbers on the back page and even then, there isn't other information, such as the name of the painting, its date, or medium. I realize Dover generally doesn't label their clip art, but they DO label famous paintings. The colored works should most definitely be labeled.

Incidentally, I have other art books by Howard Pyle which will be making their way onto these pages. To keep updated on all new pirate materials, see the Pirate Index link below.

But otherwise, I like this collection, and find it useful, as I have quite a number of books and coloring books with Pirates as the subject. Here are some representative images from the collection. You may see more on the Pirates, Seafarers Index.

#009: Artist Unknown
#023: Artist Unknown

#009: Artist Unknown

#023: Artist Unknown

#065: George Albert Williams
#124: Artist Unknown (Not all pirates were men!!)
#017: Howard Pyle, Buried Treasure

#065: George Albert Williams

#124: Artist Unknown

#017: Howard Pyle, Buried Treasure

#123: Wal Paget
#039: B. West Clinedinst
#055: George Varian

#123: Wal Paget

#039: B. West Clinedinst

 #055: George Varian

#031: Artist Unknown
#133: Artist Unknown

#031: Artist Unknown

#133: Artist Unknown

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